Created on 17-03-2012 at 00:00 AM
The Bayern goal machine hit overdrive again on Saturday, as the men from Munich made it 20 goals in their last three matches with a 6-0 victory over relegation-threatened Hertha Berlin. The visitors outclassed the home side in every area of the park and could even have had more as they convincingly wrapped up their first away win of the calendar year.
The 74,244 full house at the famous Olympic Stadium in Berlin saw Jupp Heynckes’ side turn in a fulminating first 20 minutes and race into a 3-0 lead through Thomas Müller and two-goal Arjen Robben, although the score after an absorbing first half could have been a lot higher but for a string of missed chances at both ends.
Mario Gomez made it four from the spot straight after the restart, with Toni Kroos adding the fifth just 53 seconds later and Robben bringing up his hat-trick and his team’s half-dozen with the third penalty of the night, as the goals just kept on coming for the irrepressible med in red.
With the top three all winning, the latest thumping win means FCB remain second in the Bundesliga on 54 points from 26 matches, five points off leaders Dortmund, and three clear of third-placed Mönchengladbach, who provide the opposition on Wednesday evening when the Bavarians travel to Borussia Park for an eagerly-awaited DFB Cup semi-final. Philipp Lahm and Co are next in Bundesliga action on Saturday 24 March at home to Europa League quarter-finalists Hannover.